Topics from A to Z: Steps to Success in Listening and Speaking / Edition 1

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Topics from A to Z, Book 1: Steps to Success in Listening and Speaking , by Irene E. Schoenberg, is a unique and effective listening and speaking program for beginning English learners. Twenty-six units -- one for each letter of the alphabet -- take students on a journey from the straightforward to the highly imaginative with topics such as chocolate, fables and fairy tales, laughter, and martial arts. Students build confidence in listening and speaking as they develop vocabulary and conversation skills.

Each unit includes:

  • lively art to stimulate discussion
  • listening questions based on fun facts
  • pair work drawing on personal experience

Sample Audio

Listen to samples from the Audio CDs.

From Unit 1:

  • Actors — Facts (0:36)
  • Give Your Opinion (0:17)
  • Listening Comprehension 1 (0:43)
  • Conversation Practice (0:31)
  • Listening Comprehension 2 (0:44)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131850736
  • Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
  • Publication date: 3/3/2005
  • Series: Topics from a to Z Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Actors

Unit 2 Books

Unit 3 Chocolate

Unit 4 Diamonds and Other Jewelry

Unit 5 Emergencies and Disasters

Unit 6 Fables and Fairy Tales

Unit 7 Gestures

Unit 8 Hairstyles

Unit 9 Ice

Unit 10 Junk and Garbage

Unit 11 Kandinsky, Klee, and Modern Art

Unit 12 Laughter

Unit 13 Masks

Unit 14 Names, Nicknames, and Titles

Unit 15 Ounces and Other Measurements

Unit 16 Photography

Unit 17 Queens

Unit 18 “Red” Idioms

Unit 19 Strange and Unusual Things

Unit 20 Tai Chi and Other Martial Arts

Unit 21 Uncles

Unit 22 Vending Machines

Unit 23 Weddings

Unit 24 X + Y = ?

Unit 25 Yen, Peso, and Other Countries

Unit 26 Zoos


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